About 2 hours from Lancaster,Ohio (taking the slow road) you have Mohican State Park
Recently, Linda and I spent the weekend at the lodge at Mohican State Park for “Facebook Fan Weekend” and what a wonderful weekend it was. So, today for THAT'S MY WORLD TUESDAY we will start our visit to the lodge and park.
The flag and a BALD EAGLE ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ) flying overhead greeted us as we arrived at the LODGE.
The lodge is operated by Xanterra Parks & Resorts whose operations span the country, and they are a “Green Company.” Xanterra was originally the FRED HARVEY COMPANY which has a rich history of civilizing the old west. I learned about “Fred Harvey Houses” from a fellow blogger.
Top photo my wife Linda being checked in by Tara who is working the front desk. Bottom photo is Matt whose official title is Director of special operations for Ohio State Parks (hope I got that right). Matt takes care of the Facebook Fan Page and twitter page for the parks. Matt you did a great job putting the weekend together. THANK YOU..
When Fred Harvey started his company he advertised in the East for women to work for him Paying as much as $17.50 per month with free room, board and clean uniforms. Tara how would you like to wear a uniform like that?
Photo courtesy of Cline Collection, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
James Fenimore Cooper visited this area and used the area as a setting for many scenes in his book The Last of the Mohicans. For the rest of this post will explore the paved well lighted hiking paths in the close vicinity of the lodge.
Great view of PLEASANT HILL LAKE from the lodge. The lake provides 800 surface acres of water and is right in the middle of two major recreation areas; Mohican State Park and Mohican Memorial Forest. Say thanks to The U.S.Army Corps of Engineer's for this great recreational lake.
Linda checking out the Gazebo as she looks back at the lodge and our room (we left the light on). Great balcony with a tremendous view
Taking all those photos is hard work. I think I will take a break. In upcoming posts we will explore the area ( of course there is a fire tower ) and meet several of the naturalist and learn a little about their specialties. BIRDS,BEES,SNAKES,RAPTORS,and TREES to name a few. Lisa explained how you could spot a DOGwood tree by it’s BARK LOL.. Sorry Lisa I couldn’t resist using that line…AS ALWAYS THANKS FOR STOPPING BY..
OOOPS I almost forgot the morning we learned about Geocaching from Todd Metz the geocache guy from Guilford Lake State Park
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